Plans to lease ‘pool of death’ for irrigation purposes mooted
THE Bulawayo City Council is considering leasing the Enkwalini “pool of death” in Entumbane suburb for irrigation purposes.
The pool is to be used as a water source for the crops that would be grown in the area. Security measures such as erecting a security wall to deter people from accessing the pool will be put in place.
Quarry mining activities by Davis Granite Company gave birth to the “pool of death.”
The city council said the issue of the “pool of death” was on its agenda.
“The matter is currently under discussion and will be on the table at the full Council meeting on Wednesday 7th September 2016,” said Senior Public Relations Officer, Mrs Nesisa Mpofu.
The pool became known as the “pool of death” as many people have drowned there. A number of suicide incidents have been recorded in the past years.
Residents around the area believe that the pool is cursed and has some evil spirits even though some religious sects baptise their church members there.
Some people have committed suicide by throwing themselves into the pool and others have drowned during baptism sessions.
The city council has failed to erect a security wall around the pool to prevent people from accessing the area, rendering it a death trap. — @miles_junior
Enkwalini pool in Entumbane suburb in Bulawayo